Good morning ladies! On this the third weekend of the New Year I am finally writing a new post . I am sorry I did not get to write over the last few weekends I have been having laptop issues. I got a new laptop but did not like it so send it back. My next one is due to arrive on Tuesday so for now I am writing this from my cell phone. The last few weekends have been busy.
On New Year’s Eve we stayed home and had some friends over. They brought their kids and we played a bunch of board games which was so fun. They did not stay to ring in the New Year as it was getting late for the kids. On January 2nd the kids went back to school and everything was back to normal.
Last weekend we visited the kids great-grandparents( my in-laws) the one Great Grandma fell and broke her arm a while after Thanksgiving and we had not got to see her. So we seen her and her husband, and we drove about 10 miles and got to see the other great grandma. It was 8:00 in the evening when we got home but it was a very worthwhile day.
On Monday night during a snowstorm we went to see our daughter sing for her school choir performance. She is 7th grade , and they are getting better all the time! Today we received our new grey sectional couch for the basement! It looks great and finishes off the improvements we made there .
Please rate out of 10 this ruffle frill floral print wrap dress see hereShout out! To my wonderful mom who turns 82 years old today ❤❤❤
Wishing you all a wonderful rest of your weekend, Terri xo.
Good morning ladies! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! Temperatures have started to improve since last week it is 19 degrees Fahrenheit or -7 Celsius. It is a warm-up! By tomorrow it’s supposed to be in the late thirties .
Last Sunday after church that was a Christmas party with a light lunch and the kids got to make over 20 different crafts. They had fun gluing and glittering and pinning on various items!
This week has been busy with last-minute Christmas preparation. The kids finished school yesterday, we went to see our Pre-K son perform in the little Christmas Pageant, it was cute. The kids also brought little gifts for their teachers in appreciation for all they do.
We will leave at around noon on Christmas Eve to go to my in-laws for Christmas . We usually go to Christmas Eve church and then stay over the following day. What are your plans for Christmas?
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Wishing you a merry and blessed Christmas Terri xoxo
Good morning ladies ! How are you today? As I type it is -6f or -22c with sun. It is the same minus temps it was last week with an ever increasing blanket of snow forming on the ground . We had a few small snowfalls during the week . At least the sun is shining , I will take that small victory!
Last weekend was pretty quiet for me , with housework and a little shopping. The week up until Friday was pretty uneventful . We went to our local Mexican restaurant on Friday night , taking our daughter’s Friend with us. Saturday Morning there was more housework ( go figure!) In the afternoon we went to the mall to meet the extended family . ( my father -in-law arranged a guys night out at the monster jam truck event at the vikings stadium ) and the Girls hungout at the mall for a few hours . Win win for everyone ! It was close to midnight when we got home after the two groups met up again . Today after Church there is an arts and crafts Christmas party for the kids.
My Christmas decor: as promised to you who asked here are pics of our Christmas decorations !
I hope you enjoyed a look into our home !
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Have a fabulous week , Christmas is creeping up on us , Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies ! I am a day late writing this week , I got a little busy yesterday with the kids and household stuff. Last Sunday after Church we surprised the kids by telling them we were going to Great wolf Lodge Waterpark for the day and staying overnight in the hotel! They were very excited , they had Monday off school, an extension of the Thanksgiving weekend. We packed up and arrived there at 3 pm, the room wasn’t ready until 4pm but they wanted to go in the park so badly they changed in the locker rooms . I waited until we got to the room to get into my swimsuit though.
We swam , tubed , slid, paddled for an hour and a half then went to Perkins for dinner . Then it was back until 9pm when the waterpark closes. We came back to the room cleaned up watched some tv then eventually sleep ! The room had two sets of bunkbeds and a queen for us. We used the park again the next morning after having breakfast and had to then check out by 11am. There was a lot of fun had! Tuesday was back to normal for all . The week went by quickly to Friday . We are having a quiet weekend , the kids had some playdates Friday and Saturday , Our Daughter had a sleepover Friday night.
Today after Church our monthly Pancake breakfast takes place. It is also the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary .
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Good afternoon ladies! It is the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend and we survived yet again hosting for our family !On Monday afternoon we both went to the elementary school to see our son play the ukulele in their last session for the year. He likes it and is interested in getting his very own. Tuesday was spent getting the house spick and span ( well more spick and span than usual!) in anticipation for people coming on Thursday.
Tuesday night into Wednesday morning it snowed 5 inches , the kids had the day off anyway which was good. Last minute items were picked up to be ready for the big day. The kids stayed up late watching a movie which helped them sleep in the next morning. We did a bunch of food prep and people started arriving around 10.30 . They had dishes to heat up after driving . There were 16 in total including us 6. It was a lovely time together with good food . We are all thankful for another year together. People left by 6pm and it was a quieter house again ( its never totally quiet here!)
I did not go black Friday shopping . Instead on Friday morning we transformed the house from fall to Christmas decorations, and put up the tree. The kids helped this year in a big way. They were excited to! We baked Christmas cookies trying to start a tradition going forward . They were all decorated in unique ways by the kids. Our neighbor Maddi came over to help also ( she is 6 months younger than our Daughter and her parents split a few years back unfortunately and spends 7 days at each house) We had Lasanga in the evening and maddi and her Dad joined us for it. We got another 4 inches of snow overnight , so it truly is a winter wonderland all before December 1st!
SHOUTOUT!!! This is for Courtney and her Husband Jake who through her blog announced she is pregnant and are expecting their first child in May See her post here congratulations to both of you!
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Good morning Ladies, how are you today ? It started out with a heavy frost and now has changed to beautiful sunshine here and a temp of 37 which feels nice . ( I know some of you think that sounds crazy !) Last weekend we stayed close to home , did a bunch of errands and set up our sons archery target. He got a bow for his birthday and is having fun ( under strict supervision!) trying to hit the target. When the kids went to bed we binge watched some of our Chicago shows . On Sunday after Church we had coffee and donuts and chatted with our son’s friends and their Mom Crystal. Tuesday evening we met with our life Insurance agent to do a yearly review . Wednesday was Church class for the kids . This morning I went to the hair salon to tidy up my hair and get a little taken off. I ran some errands also. I have a little me time for now !
This evening we are supposed to go out to dinner with our neighbor Brandon (happy Birthday Brandon Nov 22!) and his Girlfriend Josette but I am not sure if it is still happening as her Grandma had to be taken to the emergency room this morning, I am not sure about the rest of the details as I write.Update:- We did not go out for dinner , Josette’s Grandma had pneumonia and was having trouble breathing, she is doing fine now. Oh well we have a chance to reschedule now!
We are hosting Thanksgiving this year and are expecting 18 people in total depending on how the great Grandparents are feeling. The Great Grandma is on oxygen to help her breathe and has good days and bad days. Everyone is bringing something so many hands make light work. We are looking forward to family time .
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Have a lovely week ahead and If you are celebrating Thanksgiving enjoy some family time, Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies , how are you today ? It is a really nice 34 degrees and partly sunny as I write this at 7am. It is a nice break from the 4 degrees it was earlier this week. It was unseasonably cold ( even for Minnesota!!!) for mid November . We also got a little snow but it is gone now. Yesterday was gorgeous with sun and 32. I know a lot of you probably cannot appreciate 32 degrees being nice , but it is amazing how nice a warm up feels!
Last weekend was low key with a bunch of housework and laundry done . With a Mom , Dad and 4 kids it is a lot of pieces of clothing ! On Sunday after Church we went to the Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast which is always so good and is our brunch for the day . Sunday night we had homemade loaded baked potato soup for dinner , it was very tasty ! Monday and the regular week came quickly and all the juggling there is to do to get through it!
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Good morning ladies ! I apologize for not posting last week . It was just another busy weekend of family time and did not have time to write. Our temperatures have got very cold , as low as 7F ( -13c) Yesterday. We also got one and a half inches of snow Wednesday. I am so not prepared for Winter in fall again! The week before the kids went trick or treating and the temps were on the Chilly side . We only spent an hour outside . We did not get it as bad as Cindy in Chicagoland who titled her post Merry Halloween after 7 inches of snow in Northern Illinois!
Last Sunday we went to my in-laws to celebrate 5 family Birthdays from September past to January. It is a big span but it is hard to meet up sometimes apart from Thanksgiving and Christmas this time of year. One of those Birthdays was for our son Oran who celebrated his 10th Birthday on Tuesday. He is so thoughtful , witty , kind and funny ! We will definitely keep him for another 10 years by which time he will be a young man , yikes !!
This weekend is going to be pretty low key. Are you doing anything special ?
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Good morning Ladies ! I am sorry I missed out on writing my post last week. I was just so busy I didn’t get time to fit it in. Last weekend on Friday we lit a fire in our pit . It was borderline too cold but we soon warmed up! Saturday was a busy day of housework and hanging out with the kids. On Sunday we travelled 90 minutes to celebrate the birthday of my Grandma-in-law who turned 85. It was a lovely lunch get together with 4 generations celebrating. She is a strong willed Lady who continues to drive and be Independent. She is involved in quilting with her Church where they send them to people in need. A great role model.
The week went by as usual with juggling of school and work ( we get through it every week!) The kids had Church class on Wednesday. Last night our Neighbor Brandon came over for dinner and some drinks and stayed to watch the baseball world series. This evening we are going out on a much needed date night together!! It is hard sometimes to make time with 4 kids but it is important to make time. Our Daughter will babysit , so it is responsibility for her. We are going to go to a cute little town 15 minutes away and have dinner with a few drinks .
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Have a lovely weekend everyone , enjoy fall/autumn while it is still here , Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies ! How is your October going ? It is down to 34 degrees F and we had a dusting of snow last night ! I hope winter is not here in Autumn .
Last Saturday was pouring rain all day and we pretty much stayed home. I am glad we went to the orchard the previous Saturday! On Sunday we went to Church and after they had the first pancake breakfast for the October thru May period . They do it once a month and is so good. In the afternoon we spent some time outside enjoying the sunshine.
On Monday morning I went to the post office early to get stamps as I was mailing birthday cards for my Niece and Sister . I wanted airmail stamps and I got to the counter and asked for them and they were out ! I was amazed , that never happened before. So I left got in the car to leave turn the key and nothing. It would not start. A kind gentleman tried to jump start it with no luck . We figured it was the starter. So a tow truck was called and brought to the garage. I got a loaner car. turns out it was the starter.
The rest of the week was pretty normal , we had family night at school on Tuesday with pizza ( no cooking!) Wednesday night is Church class , and we get some alone time together for 45-50 mins , yay! Last night we did family movie night , the kids love that , we turn all the lights off and get the popcorn !
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Hello my beautiful friends and welcome to October ! It has been a wet few days here with lots of rain and clouds. The sun has made a brief appearance today ( very brief!) but tomorrow promises to be better . I know it could be worse with some places in the US and Canada getting s**w already !
Last Saturday morning we had soccer for the boys again and then decided after we came home to eat out and go to an apple orchard (with a winery!) and corn maze about an hours drive away. The maze was so fun and we had to go these 10 stations and answer a question. it was all bison related as the maze was constructed in the shape of one ! We surprised ourselves and got 8 out of 10. We came back from the maze and picked some lovely honey crisp apples, yum yum !
We spent about 3 fun hours there and were tired and ready for bed when we came home with apples and cider !
On Sunday we went to Church and had a pretty relaxing day. Monday was soccer and softball for the kids. Wednesday was the first evening of Church class, our youngest started in his pre k class and did very well for the active boy he is ! Last night we had a bonfire with friends over to enjoy with us.
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Good morning Ladies , welcome to the last post of September (yikes!) This month is moving fast, the kids are back at school 4 weeks now and the signs of Autumn/fall are everywhere. Certain trees are starting to change color and the weather is cooler in the mornings. We have been quite lucky that the days have mostly brought us sunshine.
Last weekend it was me alone against the kids. there was a mini college reunion that my love had to attend so I was Mom and Dad ! We did 3 hours of soccer then with our neighbor and his Daughter (she plays soccer too) went to Freddy’s (Mackenzie you need to go!) for lunch. We came home and the boys had a friend over for a sleepover. I got through a mountain of laundry too !
Sunday we went to Church and then in the afternoon there was softball. Monday and Tuesday was pretty straightforward and then Wednesday evening there was a mass/ service for our kids starting Church class for the year. They got to meet their teachers after and class starts next Wednesday. On Thursday after the kids went to bed we watched from dvr Chicago fire and Chicago pd . Do you watch those shows?
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Good afternoon ladies and happy Autumn ! It is a very changeable weather day here. it started in the early hours with rain then it was cloudy with strong winds and now it is sunny and nice.
We had a very warm week with temps in the high 80s figuring in the humidity. We got August temps in September and September temps in the last half of August !!
Last weekend was a fast one. We had soccer on Saturday , and my in-laws visited on Sunday . They came to watch our daughter play fall softball . On Monday we had a first, our 4 kids were playing/practicing sports all at the same time, the boys soccer and our daughter softball. A sign of things to come ?? My phone fell on Wednesday and the screen cracked 😦 I have insurance on it and had to wait two days to get the replacement but I was able to use an old one to get by.
I would like to thank everyone on the sweet compliments they gave me on the first photo I published of myself here. I was a little nervous but you all put me at ease !
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Good morning Ladies !! I am a day late with my weekly post , I was busy chatting with friends yesterday morning which was fun so here I am now .
Last weekend we had soccer in the morning and then I surprised our 9yr old with a trip to the le Duc Mansion for a civil war era day of activities with re – enactments with cannon and gun firing and also a look at games and toys kids played with in that era. There was spinning wheel demonstrations too. It was also featuring Women of the civil war this year with a lot of Ladies wearing beautiful period dresses. They had a demonstration and fashion show of all the different dress types from workwear to Sunday best. We also got to tour the beautiful mansion itself and how it is preserved .
Sunday we went to Church in the morning and and had a relaxing day at home. Our Daughter played her first volleyball game on Tuesday for her school. This is her first year playing and is enjoying it. She is also playing fall softball so is busy !
Our little guy had a slight choking incident on Wednesday evening eating a PBJ sandwich . He coughed it up but was in distress still so I took him to the ER to get checked out as a precaution. They said his breathing was fine . After drinking some water there he was in better form, more like himself , I think something might have been stuck in his throat and needed to be dislodged. He is back to normal and doing good in preschool.
This weekend has been pretty relaxing so far, we are starting to drain our pool . A sign of cooler times !
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Good morning Ladies ! Welcome from an overcast and cloudy Minnesota . The weather has cooled a little and is not as humid which I like . Last weekend on Saturday we pretty much stayed home . Then on Sunday afternoon we went to an Irish friends house for an evening barbecue . Their kid s are older than ours but they still had fun! The rest of the week was taken up with a lot of playdates for the kids with their friends .
Last night our friends Jordan and Angie came over for dinner along with their daughter Kayleigh. She is such a sweet girl (age 10) ! Their older daughter Madison is spending the summer with her Grandparents who live 2 hours away so we missed her. We ended the night with a fire and smores.
Back to school mode is still ongoing , the kids found out their teachers for next year yesterday. They seem very happy with the choices!
Today we are taking it easy , and then tomorrow we are hosting the extended family for an end of summer ( yikes, end of summer!!!) get together.
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Have a a beautiful weekend, what are you doing ? Take care , Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies!! What are you doing this weekend ? We have a softball tournament going on since Thursday, the last one of the summer season called nationals . The Girls qualified for this great event after earlier wins throughout the year. It started on Thursday morning with a game , they lost , and then won their second Thursday afternoon . Then in the evening there was a parade where all the teams dress up !
Our team are the tigers and the girls picked out these full body tiger costumes from the 3 photos above. The only this is it was 95 degrees with a humidity feel of 105!! They persevered and got through it drinking lots of water. I felt bad for the guy in the tiger head . There were many cute teams , I wish I had taken more photos . We played two games Friday won one and lost one. We have our next at 9:30 this morning , phew!!
It has been a warm few days as said earlier, today is supposed to cool a bit.
The rest of the week was quite normal ! I have to get going soon!
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Good morning ladies how are you doing today? I hope you all had a really nice Christmas.
Last weekend was spent pretty much getting ready for Christmas and for going to my in-laws on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve morning and the kids woke up the stockings were full! Santa knew they wouldn’t be there on Christmas morning so as is his tradition he stopped by our house a day early. They also had a few presents to open!
At about 3 p.m. we left for the 2-hour Drive. It went really well and there was no need for any bathroom breaks, yay . We got there a little late for Christmas Eve Mass at their local church. We had a nice evening of food and games. There was also more presents to open! On Christmas morning we went to mass for the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ. It was really cute the priest had all the kids come up to the manger area during his homily and explain the birth of Jesus in their terms.
After church more of the extended family started to arrive for dinner. We had some great food and chat and spent a lovely afternoon together. We packed everything up and we’re ready to be on the road again at 7 p.m. We had extra stuff to bring home than what we arrived with! The few days since Christmas have been pretty quiet as there is the flu going around and we don’t want to contaminate others. I think we are getting close to being over it now though!
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Wishing you all a very happy 2020 with lots of good things to look forward to. Thank you all so so much for following me throughout the year with all your kindness ❤ Terri xo.